How often should I change my mattress?
Everyone has their own ideas and thoughts about how often they should change their bed or mattress.
There are a few things to consider when you start thinking about when to change your mattress. How long have you had it Have you cared for your it to the makers recommendations? And the most important one is, are you still comfortable? If you wake up aching, or are rolling together in the dip in the middle, then it’s definitely time to change.
A good mattress should last around seven years, or a bit more, depending on the quality and how it’s been cared for, although we have personally heard of people having the same one for over 40 years.
The construction is quite varied, from traditional coil springs, to pocket springs, to full foam mattresses, to combinations of springs and foam, latex, traditional white fillings or top of the range wools, silks and cottons. The construction can make a difference to how long your mattress will last.
A cheap mattress with lower priced fillings SHOULD last a lot less than one with top quality fillings and materials. But, if the cheaper mattress is cared for better than the expensive one, ie turned or rotated regularly and is covered with a good quality protector, then this COULD last longer than an uncared for expensive mattress.
Another thing to consider. As in any household, we all have visitors. We have microscopic visitors who don’t like to leave. Bugs and mites like to live in mattresses due to them being a safe place to live, and the never ending supply of food. Our sweat and dead skin cells are a feast for them. Yuk!! This is why it is vitally important to have a good mattress protector. The mites and bugs can’t survive, as nothing gets through to them.
Our advice. Purchase the best quality mattress that you can afford, and look after it too. Cover it with a good quality mattress protector and follow the manufacturers caring guidelines on turning or rotating. Do these little things regularly, and you will get great life from your mattress.